“Forget the cat videos, YouTube has matured into one of the biggest resources for educational content ever. While it may not be as organized as Khan Academy, it’s likely got what you need if you do a little digging. You can find videos that make the subject of your lesson more applicable to students’ everyday lives. […]”
Via Deborah Welsh
"Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students. I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues."
Via John Evans, Melissa Marshall
Lyrics Training is a really neat site that allows users to search music videos for L2 (six languages are available). You choose your skills level, then as the music video plays, you type missing words into the lyrics that appear below the video. The site records your stats. What a motivating and fun way to increase fluency, spelling, and listening skills.
I hope you have found something interesting here and this article makes you think a little more about how you deliver teacher training in general as the use of these tools isn't just restricted to tech training. They could be integrated into the delivery of any language or teacher training course and to some extent I feel that until tech tools are integrated into mainstream teacher training we aren't going to get the quality and quantity of digitally literate teachers that we need to really provide a 21st century learning environment for our students.
Via Nik Peachey, Vicky Saumell, Elizabeth B
Elizabeth B's insight:
Amazing ideas, use for English teaching, blended and online
"The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0."
Via Beth Dichter, Becky Mowat
“Although many educational models and pedagogies can seem like a conveyer belt of fads sometimes, many of them at least focus on one or two key educational concerns. Regardless of whether you think ...”
Via Deborah Welsh
“ Technology continues to revolutionize the way we go about our daily lives, and every generation benefits from enhanced learning experiences in their youth and beyond. Chalkboards have become smartboards, homework is accessible through online portals, and tablets have become a legitimate tool for education in the classroom. Furthermore, home learning has been significantly changed in this digital world, with resources freely available online in any conceivable format. This means that people can learn what they want, how they want, when they want.”
“ Storehouse is a new iPad app for visual storytelling with your pictures and video clips. The basic idea behind Storehouse is to create stories by combining images, text, and video clips on a blank ...”
Via Melissa Marshall
Get answers to the questions you were too embarrassed to ask about using LinkedIn. A lot of great questions came up during the webinar that we didn't have time to answer, and it turns out, a lot of you had the exact same questions. So, we compiled them all and, well, that's why you're reading this blog post. All those weird questions you had about LinkedIn are about to be answered -- and please, share any other questions you have about the platform in the comments....
Via Jeff Domansky, TechinBiz
“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.”
Via Dennis T OConnor, Becky Mowat, Elizabeth B
Elizabeth B's insight:
Insight into the value of social media and curation, and how to make sense of overwhelming amount of information online. Ideas about new ways to think about learning I.e. Informal and learner-led education.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
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